Multinational Monitor

JUN 2002
VOL 23 No. 6

FEATURES:

An Epidemic of Neglect: Neglected Diseases and the Health Burden in Poor Countries
by Rachel Cohen

Victory and Betrayal: The Third World Takes on Rich Countries in the Struggle for Access to Medicines
by Asia Russell

Commentary: Patents Pools and the AIDS Crisis
by James Love

The Evergreen Patent System: Pharmaceutical Company Tactics to Extend Patent Protection
by Robert Weissman

INTERVIEW:

Essential Drugs and Health for All: Healthy Innovations from Bangladesh
an interview with
Zafrullah Chowdhury

DEPARTMENTS:

Letter

Behind the Lines

Editorial
Stripping Away Big Pharma’s Fig Leaf

The Front
Haiti’s Not-So-Free Zones

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Names In the News

Resources

Resources

Organizations Publications

Doctors without Borders/
Médecins Sans Frontières

6 East 39th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
www.doctorswithoutborders.org
www.neglecteddiseases.org
www.msf.org

Consumer Project on Technology
P.O. Box 19367
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]
www.cptech.org

Health GAP
4951 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
E-mail: [email protected]
www.healthgap.org

Public Citizen
1600 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]
www.citizen.org

Prescription Access
Litigation Project

30 Winter Street, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
[email protected]
www.prescriptionaccesslitigation.org

SPAN (Stop Patient Abuse Now)
733 15th Street NW, Suite 437
Washington, DC 20005
www.spancoalition.org

Global Alliance for
TB Drug Development

59 John Street, Suite 800
New York, NY 10038
E-mail: [email protected]
www.tballiance.org

Medicines for Malaria Venture
P.O. Box 1826
1215 Geneva 15
SWITZERLAND
E-mail: [email protected]
www.mmv.org

Global Alliance for
Vaccine Initiative (GAVI)

c/o UNICEF
Palais des Nations,
1211 Geneva 10
SWITZERLAND
E-mail: [email protected]
www.vaccinealliance.org

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
1100 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
www.phrma.org

Platform to Advocate for an Alternative Development (PAPDA)
Angle Ave John Brown & Rue Fremy
Port-au-Prince
HAITI
E-mail: [email protected]
www.rehred-haiti.net/membres/papda

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)
2001 S Street, NW, Suite 570
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]
www.peer.org

American Legacy Foundation
1001 G Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001
E-mail: [email protected]
www.americanlegacy.org

Campaign Against Foreign
Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA)

P.O. Box 2258
Christchurch
NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
E-mail: [email protected]ch.planet.org.nz

Essential Action
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]
www.essentialaction.org

Changing Patterns of Pharmaceutical Innovation
Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, 2002
available at: www.nihcm.org

A Primer: Generic Drugs, Patents and the Pharmaceutical Marketplace
Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, 2002
available at: www.nihcm.org

Fatal Imbalance: The Crisis of Research and Development for Drugs for Neglected Diseases
Geneva: Drugs for Neglected Diseases Working Group, 2001
available at: www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

The Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health
www.wto.org/

“Global Public Health: Facilitating Access to Essential Medicines”
By Robert Weissman
Silver City, New Mexico: Foreign Policy in Focus, 2002
available at: www.fpif.org/briefs/ vol7/v7n07aids_body.html

Rx R$&D Myths: The Case Against the Drug Industry’s R&D “Scare Card”
Washington, DC: Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, 2001
available at: www.citizen.org

Haiti in Focus: A Guide to the
People, Politics and Culture

By Charles Arthur
Northampton, Massachusetts: Interlink Books, 2002

 

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